How to Change DNS Server in Windows 10

In this post, we’ll see the steps to change the DNS server in Windows 10. Let’s get started.

Steps

Right-click on the “Start” button and then click on “Network Connections.”

Under the “Change your network settings” section, you can see “Change adapter options.” Click on it.

Change adapter options

In the “Network Connections” window, right-click on your connection (Mine is WiFi connection). Click “Properties.”

Now, you can see “WiFi Properties” popup. Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).” Click on the “Properties” button.

Selected Internet Protocol Version 4 in WiFi Properties

Now, you can see “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties” popup.

Look for the option “Use the following DNS server addresses.” Select it.

Note: If the option is already selected, then note down the existing DNS server addresses so that you can use it later if you want. After that, clear the existing ones and follow the below steps.

Enter your preferred DNS server addresses. In this instance, I am providing Cloudflare DNS addresses.

In the Preferred DNS server, enter – 1.1.1.1

In the Alternative DNS server, enter – 1.0.0.1

Selected Use the following DNS server addresses option and fields are filled with Cloudflare DNS addresses

Tap the “OK” button and then tap the “Close” button in the “WiFi Properties” popup.

Restart your browser.

Note:

The above steps are for IPv4. To do the same task for IPv6, here are the steps:

Go to the “WiFi Properties” popup using the above steps.

Select “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).” Click on the “Properties” button.

In the “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) Properties” popup, find and select “Use the following DNS server addresses.”

Note: If that option is already selected, make sure to note down the existing DNS server addresses. After that, clear the existing DNS server addresses and follow the below steps.

Now, enter your preferred DNS server addresses. In this instance, I am entering Cloudflare DNS addresses.

In the Preferred DNS server, enter – 2606:4700:4700::1111

In the Alternative DNS server, enter – 2606:4700:4700::1001

Click on the “OK” button. Now, click on the “Close” button in the “WiFi Properties” popup.

Restart your browser.

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